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May 06, 2019 07:59:53

Such an Honor

by @brianball PATRON | 347 words | 55🔥 | 365💌

Brian Ball

Current day streak: 55🔥
Total posts: 365💌
Total words: 101061 (404 pages 📄)

When I was in second grade, my taller, less-chubby-than-myself, better-pool-player, neighbor friend of mine and myself would hang out on our bikes or in the pool if the day was hot. Random conversations were the norm and one spicy tidbit tickled my brain in just the right way.

"You know, you can light a match on your zipper!" he casually mentioned.

Remember, this was way before YouTube. We didn't have cameras, phones or any way to see crazy stuff happening in other parts of the world. We were in elementary school in central California. Suburban at best.

In our home, we had a fireplace. Next to that fireplace was a box of Ohio Blue-Tip matches. When it comes to the little things in life, my mom doesn't futz about. If there's a better match, she'll choose it. If you're going to learn an instrument, you're going to get private lessons. Maybe she just thought having smart kids was also easier.

She couldn't have prepared herself for how smart I was. In fact, I was the smarter (as in smart alec) of my friend group so I was the self-appointed leader that day in the field of dry grass on the way home. I would teach my buddies how to light a match on their zippers. 

Fast forward to today. I'm now a member of #teamstreak. It's exciting. I feel welcomed. I've been working hard to accomplish this small but important achievement.

See, back in second grade, I thought I might start a streak. Playing with matches was kinda fun on its own. If only they had taught me some physics by then.

Anyway, I won't bore you with the story. 

Thank you for having me as a member of such a respectable community here on 200wordsaday and now a member of #teamstreak. It truly is a group of people who value showing up and doing the work. 






















I'll be looking to you all for daily support.

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    @brianball Yeah, you did it! #TeamStreak

    Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | May 07, 2019 02:48:18
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    @brianball welcome to the club ! #TeamStreak !

    Knight avatar Knight | May 07, 2019 06:34:05
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    @brianball Congrats, my #TeamStreak twinny! XD

    Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | May 06, 2019 19:40:19
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    @brianball hey, keep on writing, at least we need the end of the story!! 🔥

    PhilH avatar PhilH | May 06, 2019 18:21:34
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    @brianball even without the 30, i already see you as on #teamstreak! Keep writing man, you're on fire!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 06, 2019 23:51:30
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      thanks @jasonleow -- I already felt like part of the club, but now -- wait.. is there a special badge? @baz

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 06, 2019 09:12:25
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      @brianball @jasonleow More importantly: is there a secret handshake? I'm a sucker for t-shirts and secret handshakes.

      Haider Al-Mosawi avatar Haider Al-Mosawi | May 06, 2019 19:40:45
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      @jasonleow @haideralmosawi - we must have some designers among us..

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 06, 2019 10:15:41
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      @brianball @jasonleow @haideralmosawi, Guys don't let this idea die.

      Congratulations Brian!!!!!

      Keep Writing.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 06, 2019 20:57:56
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    @brianball welcome to #Teamstreak!

    Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | May 06, 2019 17:34:11
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    @brianball - Awesome write up Brian.
    We are #TeamStreak!!

    Keni avatar Keni | May 06, 2019 11:33:22
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    @brianball So glad to have you on #Teamstreak!!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 06, 2019 08:02:48
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